The St. Louis African Arts Festival, held in Forest Park, celebrates the rich and diverse cultures of African and African American people. This annual event includes children's activities, a health village, African arts and crafts, African films and daily fitness opportunities, as well as live music, dance, cultural demonstrations, authentic food, a Safari Teens Hut, and lots more.
Children's activities include storytelling, arts and crafts, mask-making and educational workshops. In conjunction with the festival, the Saint Louis Zoo will have special activities focused on a different African animal each day.
May 28-30 at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. Admission is free.
Festival hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m and Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
More information: stlafricanartsfest.com
Eye Thrive will provide free, on-site vision screenings, eye exams and prescription glasses to children ages 4 through 12th grade at these clinics held at St. Louis County Library locations.
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Meet Louie, the St. Louis Blues mascot, who will pose for photos and sign autographs at this free library event. Your kids will learn what it's like to be a mascot and what it takes to get ready for the season too!
Join the Missouri History Museum for free family fun in June and July at the Summer Family Fun Series! Enjoy a variety of family activities, including crafts, performances from St. Louis children's entertainers, scavenger hunts, workshops and storytelling.